Friday, December 1, 2023

MLB approves move of Oakland Athletics to Las Vegas

The relocation of Athletics from Oakland to Las Vegas was unanimously approved on Thursday by the team owners of Big leagues in the first move by a franchise since 2005, according to two people with knowledge of the vote.

The man spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league does not publicize the results. The approval of 75% of the 30 teams is required to make the change, and the commissioner supports Rob Manfred.

After years of complaining about Oakland Coliseum and the inability to get local government help to build a new park in the Bay Area, the Athletics will move to a new stadium that they will build on the Las Vegas Strip with 380 million dollars in public financing approved by the government of Nevada.

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The contract of Athletics with Coliseum expires after the 2024 season and it is unclear where they will play before the new park opens in 2027.

Las Vegas will be the fourth city in the franchise, to begin with Philadelphia between 1901 and 1954, then he moved for 13 seasons to Kansas City and arrived at Oakland in 1968. In addition, the new stadium is the team’s fifth after Columbia Park (1901-1908), Shibe Park (1909-54), Memorial Stadium (1955-67), and the Coliseum.

Since Washington Senators they became Rangers In 1972, the only team that moved was the Montreal Exposwhich became Nationalities in Washington In 2005.

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On April 19, the team announced that they had acquired the land in Las Vegas month later he changed the location and negotiated with Bally’s and Gaming & Leisure Properties to build a stadium on the site of the Tropicana hotel Las Vegas Strip.

the Nevada Assembly and its governor approved public financing to build a $1.5 billion, 30,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof near the Estadio Allegianthouse of Raiders in 2020.

while San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose is the tenth-largest television market in the United States. United States, Las Vegas He is the 40th and the president of the Tony Clark Players Association asked last month if moving to a smaller market would leave the team needing a lifetime of help from the company’s profit-sharing plan. MLB.

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